Belmond Miraflores Park
What We Love
- The location: The Belmond is high atop dramatic cliffs in Lima’s upscale Miraflores district
- The bath butler, available in City View Deluxe Junior Suites, hand-selects soaps, oils, bath salts and scented candles to create a relaxing evening in
- Club Rooms come with Club Lounge access, which includes free continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
What To Know
- The hotel wrapped up extensive renovations in April 2014
- While beautiful and safe, the Miraflores neighborhood is a bit sedate if you’re looking for a party scene
- The hotel is about 35 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the sights of the city’s historical center
- Guests are charged an 18 percent IVA tax by the property upon check-in, but non-Peruvians are exempt. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Belmond Miraflores Park showcases Lima’s grander, more sophisticated side. Whereas many of the city’s other luxury hotels have garish casinos, the Miraflores Park has the Belmond hallmark of understated elegance, in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The hotel also sets the bar high when it comes to service. Upon check-in, expect to be greeted with a cool towel, fruit-infused water and the sweet scent of the lavish tropical flowers adorning the marble lobby. Come evening, be sure to watch the sun set over the green paths of the Malecón de la Reserva, and the crashing waves of the Pacific below.
Bed and Bath
The 81 spacious guestrooms — the smallest is nearly 500 square feet — are arranged like suites, with elegant sitting areas that offer floor-to-ceiling views (mostly of the Pacific Ocean or the lush gardens). There’s a lived-in elegance to the decor, with carved hardwood furniture softened by sky-blue sofas and buttercup curtains. The enormous bathrooms have large marble soaking tubs, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and granite vanities stocked with luxe Molton Brown products.
Aside from the sweeping views, one of the hotel’s most welcome perks is the food, from the lavish breakfast spreads served with a panoramic ocean vista at the rooftop Observatory restaurant to the top-shelf pisco sours in the avant garde Belo Bar. The innovative international fare served on the leafy garden terrace of the hotel’s stylish Tragaluz restaurant is also not to be missed. The luxurious Zest Spa is open until 10 p.m. most nights, with treatments incorporating indigenous products from Peru and the Amazon.
In the Area
Lima’s hottest restaurant, Central, is just down the block. You also can’t leave Lima without eating at one of Peruvian superstar chef Gaston Acurio’s restaurants; La Mar is his homage to ceviche. The historic district is just across town (about a 20-minute drive from the Belmond); housed in a sprawling 18th-century mansion with lush gardens, the Larco Museum’s collection spans nearly 3,000 years of Peruvian history and includes a titillating erotic art exhibit. In the very heart of town you’ll find the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, plus the ghoulish catacombs beneath the Convento de San Francisco, with its Harry Potter-esque library. In Barranco, just a 10-minute ride from the hotel, students, artists and well-heeled professionals come to meet up and kick back with a cocktail at Picas, near the famous 19th-century Bridge of Sighs; then hit Ayahuasca, a sprawling multilevel lounge that offers ultrastrong cocktails and alternative pop rock.
How to Get There
This was a beautiful hotel in the heart of Miraflores, walking distance along a park to an outdoor mall, with a view of the Pacific. Our room was very large, the restaurant had excellent food (really one of the best meals we had on the trip) and the breakfast buffet on the 11th floor was generous and the view was outstanding. They also coordinated a day tour for us, and our guide was very informative, professional and did a great job. I will only be staying here when I visit Lima.
Everything at this hotel is top notch. Rooms, restaurants, staff are all very nice and the people are extremely helpful. It's located in a very nice area with a small part in front and within a short walk from a modern shopping area. I was particularly impressed that they noticed that it was my birthday (from when i provided my passport) and surprised me with a birthday cake.
Similarly, the restaurants in the space were extremely good. Tragaluz was delicious and the observatory was an excellent choice for breakfast.
My daughter and I stayed at this hotel at the end of our week-long trip to Cusco, and we ended on a high note. This is a luxurious hotel, and just what we needed after a long, exercise-filled week hiking around Macchu Picchu. The interior is beautiful. The staff are very accommodating and pleasant, and they all speak very good English for those who struggle with Spanish. Service was first rate. Food was excellent. We enjoyed a Mother/Daughter package at the spa--massages, facials and pedicures--and it was wonderful. The Peruvian national futbol team just happened to be there at the same time, so that added some excitement. I can't say enough about this hotel and the staff. Bed was also super comfortable. If I ever find myself back in Lima, this is where I will stay.
We recently stayed at the Miraflores and were most impressed by this capital city hotel, and probably one of, if not, the best we have stayed for comfort and exceptional quality service. It is situated near a park and cliff top so views were good. Access to local shops were a 5-10min stroll away and also based in a safer part of the city.
Excellent hotel, excellent property. That should have summed up our experience and would have been suffice to describe it. Perfect location in the midst of the flowery lush green parks of Miraflores. The hotel situated right on the Malecón de la Reserva (a malecón in Latin America is a street running along clifftops), with beautiful parks to take a stroll in or a pedestrian road facing the Pacific Ocean, ideal for jogging or leisurely walks.
Magnificent lobby featuring a cushy sitting area, quite spacious, and a Belo Bar (along with a few customary jewelry stores, including the Brazilian H. Stern). The check-in was smooth, the concierge and reception staff very courteous and efficient. The hotel offers its own cars (mostly late model Mercedes or Lexus) for your transportation, with a flat rate of $14. It is significantly more expensive than the local Uber 'Black Car' but much better, luxury-, convenience-, and reliability-wise. The hotel also offers from/to airport transportation for $50 one way. It was somewhat cheaper than what our usual company (Ground Link) quoted, however, bear in mind that you have to approach (upon exiting the passport control area) a counter where your name would be displayed. That wasn't communicated to us by the hotel, so we spent a few frazzled minutes trying to figure out the situation and had to call the hotel.
The doormen were so courteous that upon returning to the hotel from your morning run, you are being handed a towel and a bottle of water.
Great upkeep and very good amenities. Our room featured everything, from an umbrella (even though it never rains in LIma), a shoehorn, a clothing brush, in addition to the "usual suspects", such as a deposit box, a coffee pod machine, etc. The electricity in Peru is 220V but the hotel room is equipped with both outlets, for 220V and 110V, with the corresponding European or US receptacles.
Our "OCEAN VIEW CLUB JUNIOR SUITE" was more than roomy (42.5 m2 /457 ft2) and offered a breathtaking view to the Pacific Ocean (both the curtains and the sheers are operated electronically).
The bathroom was very spacious too, with a separate bathtub, big shower stall, and a half-separated toilet area. The amount of necessary toiletries, including Q tips, was more than satisfactory. However, the bathroom's temperature was much lower than in the room itself, and even turning the thermostat all the way up didn't help.
The housekeeping was perfect, no waiting whatsoever, neither in AM nor for the turndown service. The coffee pods were not replenished, however, and we had to call for it.
The fitness center (11th floor) was great, significantly bigger than your usual hotel gyms. Every treadmill machine had its own personal bag with a water bottle and an apple, a very nice touch.
Attention AmEx PLatinum Card holders. As you know, your Fine Hotels & Resorts booking entitles you to a $100 property credit. Such credit varies from one hotel to another. At Belmond Miraflores it could only be applied to Zest Spa (11th floor, next door to the fitness center) services, which we used and were left very content with both the pricing and the quality of the job done.
We also booked through Belmond Miraflores Park a sightseeing tour, "Bohemian Barranco" and it was great. Our guide, Christian, was very proficient in the past and present of this picturesque district of Lima. 5 stars indeed.
And now to the dining. The breakfast buffet 'The Observatory' is one of the best things about the hotel. Featuring both the terrace and inside dining options, its choices are numerous, the quality of both the traditional products (prosciutto, ham, smoked cheeses, sausages, and terrific salmon), the local specialities, the breads, the fresh fruits, and pastries is top-notch. There is a dedicated gluten-free station and "hot station" preparing omelettes and other egg dishes (including eggs Benedict) to your liking. Superb breakfast experience.
The swimming pool on the open terrace is a fantastic experience by itself. Please refer to our pictures. A dedicated stay at the Belmond Miraflores Park is fully justified if only for this experience (which, however, is limited during the Peruvian winter/northern hemisphere summer).
As for Tragaluz, please refer to our dedicated review of the establishment. In a gastronomy capital of the Latin America, we would recommend to stay away from this chain-quality restaurant.